Fly Tying: Mini BDL

The Dali Lama has been one of my favorite streamers. I've used it for steelhead, trout and bass with great results. My variation here, the Mini BDL, uses a little red mixed in and in a smaller size.

Swing it with a spey rod or use a streamer rod and strip it in.

The olive and white version has worked the best but I've had good results on other color combinations.

Have fun. Keith

Materials Needed:
Ultra Thread 140 Olive
#6 Gamakatsu SL11-3H hook
#4 Owner Octopus hook
Fireline 30#
Brass Cone Head, #medium Nickle
Lead Free Round Wire #.025
Rabbit Strips, Olive Variant and White
Guinea Hackle, Fluorescent Cherry Red
Krinkle Mirror Flash, Pearl
Flashabou, Red


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Born and raised in Western Washington, I moved to the east side of the state in 1982. The driving force in our family has always been a mixture of fishing, hunting and the outdoors... depending on the season. I caught my first steelhead when I was 16 on an old glass fly rod, swinging a blue Muddler on the North Stilly. Steelhead fishing is a way of life for me. I have fished for them in just about every river in the tri-state area. The Methow River is my home water and brings new surprises every year. Nothing is better than seeing steel take a fly you created yourself. One fish makes for a good day, anything more than that just makes it great.

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